7 programs to monitor your bandwidth from the Linux shell
Apr 16, 2012, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IPTState: This software is a top-like interface to your
netfilter connection-tracking table. Using iptstate you
interactively watch where traffic crossing your netfilter/iptables
firewall is going, sort by various criteria, limit the view by
various criteria. But it doesn?t stop there: as of version 2.2.0
you can even delete states from the table!
"pktstat displays a real-time list of active connections seen on
a network interface, and how much bandwidth is being used.
Partially decodes HTTP and FTP protocols to show what filename is
being transferred. X11 application names are also shown.
"NetHogs is a small ?net top? tool. Instead of breaking the
traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it
groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs does not rely on a special
kernel module to be loaded. If there?s suddenly a lot of network
traffic, you can fire up NetHogs and immediately see which PID is
causing this. This makes it easy to indentify programs that have
gone wild and are suddenly taking up your bandwidth."